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Emma Wraight

Partner, Head of Commercial Real Estate

My specialist area is commercial real estate, where I deal with leasehold acquisitions and dispositions, registered and unregistered titles, leasehold enfranchisement and acting for major banks in securing charges.

I studied LLB Law (Hons) at the University of Hertfordshire, joining Birkett Long in January 2005.

My legal skills were developed in-house with both British Sugar and One Housing Group (OHG) which is a non-asset holding parent that brings together three housing associations under a group structure: Community Housing Association, Toynbee Housing Association and Island Homes Housing Association.

At OHG I assisted the Group Legal Department in managing over 12,000 homes in 26 local authorities across London and adjacent counties and has over 2,700 homes in the development pipeline. These include affordable rented homes, shared ownership schemes, intermediate rent homes for key workers and homes for private sale.

I am a Trustee and Company Director of Farleigh Hospice.

QUALIFICATIONS, ASSOCIATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS 

  • LLB Law (Hons)
  • Trustee and Company Director of Farleigh Hospice

Our Commercial Real Estate Team

Commercial Real Estate is a large team with significant experience in dealing with all aspects of commercial property. Our individual members also have their own sector expertise, including environment & energy, health and social care, education and charity. The team has long standing relationships with clients and business partners, and we provide a tailored service to each client. We deal with each matter efficiently to ensure that deadlines and objectives are achieved. Our advice is commercial and practical, offering positive solutions.

What our clients say

  • I have used Birkett long about 6 years, usually for mortgage/remortgage property portfolios and ground rent purchases. I have always found Emma Wraight the best - response time, business acumen, knowledge of property. When I ask anything it's not too much trouble. Yes she is excellent!
  • I worked with Birkett Long for our mutual client involved in a pension scheme property purchase and all communication was clear and timely. Emma Wraight had a great personal nature and was highly professional and helpful at all times.
  • Once again, we send our sincere thanks for all of your help, patience and understanding in securing our purchase, which at times looked very unlikely. You have provided an excellent service. We thank you so much.
  • Emma Wraight 'approachable and quick-to-respond'.The Legal 500
  • Wow!! Emma I could kiss you!! Haha I won't - you're safe, wow. I did start to wonder if it would ever happen! Thank you so, so, so much for all your help on this - you have been a star!!
  • Thanks for your hard work Emma, it's actually refreshing to find a solicitor as efficient as you.
  • I have used many firms in my 64 years but since I found Emma Wraight I don't look to other firms.
  • Emma, just a note to thank you so much for all your help in our sale and purchase. You always reply to my emails or telephone calls and I really appreciate what you have done in progressing our matter.
  • It was a pleasure to work with you and I would happily recommend Birkett Long if asked.
  • I worked with Birkett Long for our mutual client involved in a pension scheme property purchase and all communication was clear and timely. Emma Wraight had a great personal nature and was highly professional and helpful at all times.